Inge Schiöler (1908–71) was born in Strömstad, he had something of a comet career. At the age of eighteen, he was accepted as a student at the Valand School of Art, during and after his education he made several trips abroad, including to Paris and various parts of Spain. Schiöler suffered from mental illness in 1933 at the age of twenty-five. After nine years in hospital, he started drawing and painting again, but he was not discharged until 1960. He then settled on Sydkoster in Bohuslän, where he depicted the rocks and the sea with energetic brushwork and brilliant, powerful colors. Schiöler can also be regarded as a link between the color art in Gothenburg and its counterpart in Stockholm, even before his illness, he went there every now and then, but also at the end of his life. The contact between both of these colorful sides of Sweden was enriching for Schiöler, the colors from Gothenburg and the socially engaged from Stockholm, such as Albin Amelin & Sven X:et Erixson. He painted with a cheerful nerve and a sensuous sense of color, where the contrasting effect between warm and cold colors produced an outstanding effect.